The Interview

Interviews are by appointment only.  You will not be admitted more than 30 minutes prior to the time shown and arriving too late may result in the cancellation of your appointment. You can expect to be at the Embassy or  Consulate for approximately two to three hours.

The interview with a consular officer is the last step in a two-step process and typically lasts just a few minutes. Prior to the interview staff will collect, data-enter and review your application. A set of your fingerprints will be electronically scanned.

Children under the age of 14 are generally not required to attend a visa interview; they are eligible to apply by courier.  If you are applying for a visa, you may bring your child’s completed visa application to your interview. If you are not applying for a visa, you should contact the Visa Appointment Service for further information and assistance.  Contact details are available from their website at